Vice Provost for Student Academics and the Dean of the Core

Aeleah Soine
Aeleah Soine, PhD
Interim Vice Provost for Student Academics

Aeleah Soine is Professor of History, affiliated faculty member in Women's and Gender Studies (WaGS) and Global and Regional Studies (GRS). She earned a B.A. in History and Women's Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Ph.D. in Modern European History from the University of Minnesota. As a first-generation college student in a small liberal arts college, she fell into her double majors through unexpected courses, challenging professors, and the opportunity to travel to Europe during two January Terms and then a full-semester abroad. She teaches classes on modern European, women's/gender, transnational, and public history. Her scholarly interests include German nursing, religious vocation, transnational social movements, and media representations of gender in history. 

After serving as the Director of The Advising Office (TAO), Prof. Soine is currently the Interim Vice Provost of Student Academics (VPSA), which broadly supports students from enrollment to commencement with concern for their academic and professional success.


Steve Miller
Steve Miller, PhD
Interim Dean of the Core

Steve Miller has been a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology since 1997. After earning a B.A degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado and a M.A. in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, he received his doctoral degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport & Exercise Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. Having come to Saint Mary’s College because of the strong LaSallaian, Catholic, and Liberal Arts traditions coupled with the wonderful vibrant learning community, Steve continues to enjoy teaching in the Department of Kinesiology, has been a regular contributor to the Collegiate Seminar and January Term programs, and also serves as a sport psychology consultant to the Department of Athletics.

After being appointed as the Chair of the Core Curriculum Committee (CCC), Steve now serves as the Dean of the Core. From 2018-2020, he led the CCC in its initial Program Review of the Core Curriculum, and will oversee changes to the Core in 2021-22.